The tourist killed when the all-terrain vehicle in which he was a passenger crashed and rolled over, was described as “a kind, caring and gentle soul.”
Wilber Jorge was visiting Nassau, Bahamas, from the USA, and died unexpectedly after he was ejected from the 2019 Can-AM Outlander Four Wheeler on Sunday. Authorities said he sustained serious injuries after Carol Garcia, also visiting from the US, lost control of the ATV.
“He lived his life to the fullest every single day…” his daughter, Keyshla Jorge said, describing him as “an amazing father” to her three siblings.
“He was loved dearly by all his family.”
Susy Mero, his partner, said she is still processing the events surrounding Jorge’s sudden death and expressed her profound love for him.
“I loved you (Jorge). I love you and I will always love you.”
Since the crash, Jorge’s remains are still in the Bahamas and his family is hoping to transport his body to Lakeworth, Florida with monies raised from GoFundMe.
“Anything helps…we want to bring him home to his loved ones,” Mero said.
The family is hoping to raise $50,000 to cover the funeral expenses and offer financial help for his children.
Meanwhile, Garcia is on $18,000 bail after a charge of vehicular manslaughter was levied against her. She stands accused of dangerously driving the ATV in a public space which caused the death of Jorge.
As the family plans a date for the funeral, Mero admonished others, “Please hug your loved ones tightly as you never know what can happen.”
Featured photo: Wilber Jorge is shown with partner Susy Meso